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Penguins' Depth Overwhelm Blue Jackets

Penguins' Depth Overwhelm Blue Jackets

February 19th, 2018 John Tortorella had one thing on his mind Sunday afternoon in preparation for the Pittsburgh Penguins. "We have to stay out of the box.", Tortorella said. It's wise advice. When you play one of the élite teams in the NHL, limiting their power-play opportunities is a good start. Turns out the...
Penguins' Third Deep Run Coming

Penguins' Third Deep Run Coming

February 18th, 2018 Repeating as Stanley Cup champions is very difficult. The Pittsburgh Penguins are back-to-back defending Stanley Cup Champions. That in and of itself is quite the accomplishment. But, as the season progresses, these questions are suddenly legitimate: "Is a third in a row possible?" "Is it even...

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February 1st, 2018
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You can’t blame Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for a slow start to the 2017-18 season. When he stepped on the ice on Oct. 4 against the St. Louis Blues it was his first game action since last February, during which time he underwent major neck surgery to repair a herniated disk. He was watching from the sidelines when the Penguins won their second straight Stanley Cup. Against the Blues, Letang was pointless in an overtime loss with a minus-2 rating. He didn’t have quite the same jump in his stride and appeared a bit tentative with the puck. But he was on the ice and playing in a meaningful game with no apparent lingering side effects from the surgery. Still, questions about his play and health remained unanswered. In some regards, many still haven’t been answered. Inconsistency Plagues Letang’s Return If a slow season debut was expected, you certainly can’t fault Letang for his performance less than 24 hours later when he finished a minus-5 in a 10-1...
January 31st, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have won eight of their last ten games, and it's no coincidence that Sidney Crosby has at least one point in every one of those matches. Since the Penguins’ win against the New York Islanders on Jan. 5, Crosby has scored 20 points in ten games in the form of three goals and seventeen assists. If there’s any time for the Penguins’ captain to be hitting a hot streak, now would be it. Since the beginning of January, the team has gone from sitting outside the playoff bubble to rising to the second spot in a Metropolitan Division that looks like it will be sending five teams to the playoffs. It's the perfect time to be heating up. The New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes -- four teams vying with the Penguins for a spot in the playoffs -- all have losing records over their last 10 games while the Penguins begin to pull ahead in the standings, led by none other than their captain, who has been producing a...
January 28th, 2018
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They've been called the "Three-Headed Monster". They are the Penguins' most recognizable, expensive and skilled players. They are also reason that going into the All-Star Break, the Penguins sit in the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. Yes, all of the teams below the Penguins have games in hand. In fact, the four teams right behind the Penguins in the standings (the New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers and New York Islanders) are all within one win of catching up to the Penguins’ 57 points. But the Penguins have every reason to feel hopeful about their rise in the standings, however temporary it may be. In the seven games since their bye week the first week of January, the Penguins have been carried by Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, the three of whom have bolstered the team to a winning record and the best power play in the NHL since the bye week. The Penguins’ Big Three Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin, and Sidney Crosby are the...
January 27th, 2018
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Sidney Crosby tallied three points in a 6-3 Pittsburgh Penguins win over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night to overtake the one and only Jaromir Jagr on the Penguins' all-time points list. With 1082 points and counting, Crosby sits solely as the 2nd leading scorer in franchise history, trailing only the legendary Mario Lemieux. It is another major milestone for “Sid the Kid” in a career that has had many. Crosby's meteoric rise to the upper echelons of NHL Success has propelled the Penguins into perennial Cup contenders. Throughout his ever-unfolding career, including three Stanley Cups, Crosby has received an abundance of awards and accolades that further cement his legacy as one of the greatest Penguins and NHLers of all-time. But is he better than Jagr? Sid the Kid vs. Father Time With Crosby and Jagr situated so close in all-time Penguins points it seems only natural to compare their contributions and legacies to decide, once and for all, who is really the penultimate...

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10 Greatest Pittsburgh Penguins in Franchise History

The Penguins have been supremely fortunate to offer their fans two of the game's all-time legends in Mario Lemieux and Sidney Crosby. But it takes more than a single superstar to win Cups, they need other greats to support them. These players as well as some of the legends in the team's storied... December 8th, 2017

Penguins Hockey - The Last Days of the Igloo

Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena, affectionately known as The Igloo and former home of Penguins hockey, is finally being demolished. - Story by Brian Lutz Strange things happen before every Pittsburgh Penguins home game. Up until game time, everyone lucky enough to secure tickets does the same... October 24th, 2011